Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1917

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 25-8-4-19; IC 25-8-15-1; IC 25-8-15-8.

Synopsis: Continuing education requirements for cosmetologists. Exempts from continuing education requirements cosmetologists who held valid licenses on August 1, 1996.

Effective: July 1, 2001.





Frenz




    January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.







Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1917



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning professions and occupations.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 25-8-4-19; (01)IN1917.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 25-8-4-19 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 19. The board shall renew a license if the license holder:
        (1) pays the fee set forth in IC 25-8-13 to renew the license before the license is to expire; and
        (2) unless exempt under IC 25-8-15-1(a), fulfills the continuing education requirements under IC 25-8-15.
SOURCE: IC 25-8-15-1; (01)IN1917.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 25-8-15-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 1. (a) A person who held a valid license as a cosmetologist on August 1, 1996, is exempt from the continuing education requirement in subsection (b).
     (b) Except as provided in subsection (a), in section 9 of this chapter, and in IC 25-8-16, a cosmetology professional shall complete sixteen (16) hours of continuing education before the end of each license renewal period that begins after August 1, 1996.
    (b) (c) A person who holds more than one (1) license under this article does not have to complete more continuing education hours than

are required for one (1) license.

SOURCE: IC 25-8-15-8; (01)IN1917.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 25-8-15-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 8. (a) Except as provided in sections 1 and 9 of this chapter, the board may not renew the license of a cosmetology professional who fails to comply with the continuing education requirements of this chapter.
    (b) If a cosmetology professional who is not exempt under section 1(a) of this chapter fails to provide the board with proof of compliance with the continuing education requirements of this chapter, the board shall notify the cosmetology professional in writing that the application for renewal is incomplete. The board may not renew the license until the board receives satisfactory proof of completion of the applicable continuing education requirements.
SOURCE: ; (01)IN1917.1.4. -->     SECTION 4. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001] (a) If, after July 31, 1996, and before July 1, 2001, the board has not renewed the license of a cosmetologist who held a valid license on August 1, 1996, solely because the cosmetologist failed to comply with the continuing education requirements of this chapter, the board shall:
        (1) waive the continuing education requirements for; and
        (2) renew the license of;
the cosmetologist.

     (b) This SECTION expires on January 1, 2002.